Message from Christine:
With an estimated 24 million people with diabetes and an additional 57 million people with pre-diabetes, I thought it would be
a good idea to mention the various types of diabetes and their characteristics.
Type 1 - 5% of cases, generally diagnosed at a younger age and requires insulin for treatment
Type 2 - 95% of cases, cannot be reversed, losing weight & exercise minimizes complications
Gestational - pregnancy, increased risk for Type 2 later in life
Pre-Diabetes - can be reversed w/ diet & exercise (a huge opportunity)
Considering the above statistics, 57 million people with pre-diabetes, I think it is safe to say that the need for
lifestyle intervention including dietary modification, weight loss, and physical activity is great.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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